RELIGIOUS POLYPHONIC MUSIC and EL MISTEREI D’ELX
In the Spanish province of Teruel, the brotherhood Los Rosarieros de Híjar has been singing devotional music every holiday before dawn since time immemorial. The archaic character of this repertoire has been maintained to the present day. Their name originates from the most important Marian devotion, The Mysteries of the Rosary.
In the village of Híjar becuase of the brotherhood we find a rich polyphonic oral tradition. Vox Suavis frames this music with pieces from El Misteri d’Elx. In addition, since the 16th century a brotherhood has been organizing performances of The Assumption of Mary in Elche, Alicante. The selected pieces, both monodies and polyphonies, create a perfect link to the traditional repertoire chosen for this program.